I am a devoted reader of Brian Lumley's works, but I found this book to be difficult to read. The plot is fairly obvious from the start and fails to develop very much until very close to the end, when it picks up the pace and more closely resembles some of Lumley's other books in terms of horror and suspense. I found myself forcing myself to read it, as if it were a chore, simply because I found all the Necroscope books before it to be fantastic and wanted to move on to the next volume in the Necroscope series. Of all the Necroscope books written to date, I found this one to be the weakest link in the series. Despite its slow plot developments, however, I recommend reading this book, if only to better understand the underlying plot of Deadspawn, which is a fantastic book. If you find this work to be a bit of a disappointment, you are not alone, but you'll be glad you read it once you begin the book that follows.